From semi-pro baller to rap artist, South Londoner Ishmael Dixon aka Brick is one to look out for in the coming months.

If lockdown has taught us anything, it’s that you can’t keep creative minds down for long and Brick is no exception.

From the age of 13 – 16 he played semi-professional basketball for England, and it was while training abroad on the Spanish isles that he began writing and spitting bars.

“Writing was like a personal diary for me while I was away from home training,” Brick began “I was doing basketball training five times a day, so to pass the time away in between, I turned to writing.

My story is the same as most people, I found a love for music, particularly rap while I was at school and was influenced by many UK homegrown artists like Cashh (Cashtastic), Dave and Wretch 32. I’m basically drawn to artists who rap about pain and I can feel their pain, it reflects on my time in Gran Canaria and the things I was going through at the time.

I’ve been taking my work more seriously over the past couple of years and particularly this last year, working on a few projects which will come to light in the next few months. I’m just looking forward to lockdown being over so I can get into the studio with my mate Dre and finish off that Drill project we’ve been working on – EP coming soon!”

Only yesterday Brick casually dropped ‘Day and Night’ a collaboration with Sweeney Oz and Ghost Mentality. With a smooth Jodeci style track, overlocked with tight flows and a sweet hook, this is just an alley-oop to a slam dunking EP to come!

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